Redken Laboratories, founded in 1960, is a company built from the inspiration of a dynamic, entrepreneurial American actress named Paula Kent.
Frequent chemical services and style changes were routine for any aspiring actress of her day, but Paula was extra sensitive to many of the products used by the hairdressers and make-up artists.
She felt continually frustrated that no one could explain why the products were irritating. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Paula realized that working with professional hairdressers, she could help millions of other people also wanting high performance products that were gentle.
Paula Kent and her hairdresser, Jheri Redding (thus the name "REDKEN") began with three products and an intensive education program for hairdressers about the chemistry of hair and skin.
The formulas were developed based on three principles:
Protein technology (since hair is composed primarily of protein)
An acidic pH of 4.5-5.5, complementing the natural pH of the hair and skin
Products recommended exclusively by licensed cosmetologists in professional salons.
Since the brand was created in 1969, Phyto's philosophy has always been to respect hair and nature in order to effectively manage them.
A pioneer and genuine driving force in the field of botanical science, the PHYTOSOLBA Laboratories carefully identify the plants’ active ingredients before choosing the most effective ones and selecting the most appropriate method of extraction.
Phyto's research has resulted in the creation of innovative hair care treatments that are highly concentrated in plant-based active ingredients, which are extremely effective in treating problem hair and protecting hair “capital”.
In order to limit the use of preservatives, The PHYTO products are packaged in Glass, metal or aluminum containers.
Thanks to the use of authentic materials, PHYTO naturally helps protect The environment.
Patrick Alès, a former hairdresser himself, has a passion for hair's beauty that goes beyond the possibilities of the salon. He recognizes a need for hair treatments that incorporates the traditional medicinal, curative properties of plants and science.
In 1969, as a result of his passion for hair and plants, Alès was the first to produce the first plant based hair care line: Phyto. His faith and determination evolved into his home-based business, and then the launch of PhytoSolba Laboratories in Bezons, France.
PhytoSolba Laboratories have been developing quality hair care products based on Alès's belief in the reparative and beautifying properties of botanical ingredients. Natural active ingredients are at the very heart of the PhytoSolba products. Phytospecific is the first to ever use high performance active elements derived from plants.
Phytospecific is one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce their own plant extracts at its cultivation center in Haute Provence, France, which provides the benchmark for its outstanding raw material standards. Its strict manufacturing process allows Phytospecific to offer the highest concentration of botanical active ingredients; higher than any product in the market.
Pureology haircare products are formulated with AntiFade Conplex of potent antioxidants, sunscreens, and other colour preserving UV protectorants. These antioxidants in Pureology's hair products include Heliogenol, melanin, and vitamins C and E. Pureology hair care does not use harsh sulfates that strip colour. These ingrediants by Pureology, combined, extend the life and vibrancy of hair colour. Pureology is 100% Vegan, containing signature blends of aromasensory essential oils.